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Tuesday 






Vol. Ill No. 17 



State Teachers College, Fitchburg 



Friday, February 18, 1938 




ritaln Defeats Fitchburg 29-28 



SUCCESSFUL PARTY 

GIVEN BY FRESHMEN 

Last Friday night marked the 
first great epoch in the history of 
the class of '41. The dance spon- 
sored by our enthusiastic fresh- 
man class was one of the most 
colorful of our present school 
year. The decorations of blue 
end white, the winter scenes, the 
entertainment and the class song 
will live long in the memories of 
those who were present. 

This gala affair opened with 
dancing to the music of our own 
Eddie Holt and his Dixie Swing 
band. Midway in the evening the 
freshman entertainment took 
place.. 

The entertainment opened with 
"Ah Sweet Mystery of Life", ably 
rendered by that freshman voca- 
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FACULTY MEMBERS VISIT 
PROVIDENCE SCHOOLS 



Mr. Clinton Carpenter and Mr. 
Henry Healy made a visit to 
Providence last Friday, Feb. 11, 
to observe the Providence School 
System. In the morning they 
visited the Henry Barnard School, 
which is the Training School of 
the Rhode Island College of Ed- 
ucation. They had luncheon with 
Dr Allen, a national expert on 
child guidance. 

Accompanied by Dr. Allen they 
went to the Providence schools, 
where they especially noticed the 
guidance system which is being 
widely copied in the Eastern 
States, and which has been adop- 
ted at Newton, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Allen is the author of sev- 
veral books on guidance which 
are used as a basis for guidance 
in the Fitchburg Teachers College 
Jr. High School. 







ELECTION 


RESULTS 


For New York 


Conference Trip 


SENIORS: MacDonald and J. 


Anderson 




JUNIORS: G'Sheasy and Baker 


CLOSE CONTESTS 


Anderson 


Godek 


Baker 


Gearan 









MR. HARRINGTON SPEAKER 
AT PRINCIPAL'S MEETING 



J V 'S DEFEAT 

NEW BRITAIN 29-27 



Mr. Authur Harrington spoke 
on "Local History" at the North- 
ern Worcester County Elementary 
School Principals' meetingh eld at 
the new Fitchburg High School. 

The Fitchburg Principals acted 
as hosts at this conference, the 
high points of which were the in- 
spection of the new high school, 
climaxed by a turkey dinner 
served in the school cafeteria. 



WEEK'S SCHEDULE 



The Week of February 21 



Monday 

3:00 — Class meetings 
4:00 — Basketball practice 

Tuesday 
Holiday — No School 
Wednesday 
12 : 40 — In1 ra-mural board 

meeting 
4:00 — Intra-mural basketball 
4:00— Girl's Bowling- 
Color Team Games 
8:00— Basketball game 

F. T. C. vs. Salem T. C.-here 
Thursday 
1 1 : 00— Assembly 
12:40— M.A. Board meeting 

Friday 
School closes for vacation 



In a gruelling battle Wednesday 
night at the B. F. Brown Jr. High 
School, F. T. C.'s "never-say- 
die" quintet suffered another 
heart breaking defeat in the 
hands of the New Britain Teach- 
ers College basketball team. 

There were approximately 
three hundred fans at the game 
which started at a fairly slow 
pace but rapidly gained speed 
and color as it progressed. 

In the fourth quarter with 
Fitchburg on the short end of 29 
to 19 score, our basketeers put a 
thrilling drive on which ended at 
the final whistle with the score 
28-29 in New Britain's favor. 

Art Lanides, flashy Sophomore 
substitute, showed some good 
basketball ability leading in the 
evening's scoring by making a 
total of seven points. 

In the preliminary game the 
Fitchburg Javees defeated the 
New Britian Javees 29-27. 



COMMUNITY FORUM 

RECEIVES DONATION 



In a very stirring talk at the 
Community Forum, Sunday, on 
the ''European Merry-Go-Round," 
Mrs. Dorothy Fuldheim, a native 
of Cleveland, Ohio, pooh-poohed 
Randolph Hearst's Sunday cam- 
paign for "taking the savagery 
out of war" by saying "How can 
savagery be taken out of some- 
thing which is in itself savage?" 

In one hour's time she briefly 
but cogently dealt with the miii- 
tatistic countries: Germany, Italy, 
and Japan. With fervor born of 
courage and benevolence she told 

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Page Two 



THE STICK 



Friday, February 18, 1938 



THE 




STICK 






EDITORIAL STAFF 



Editor in Chief 
\ssociate Editor 
Business Manager 
News Editor 
Feature Editor 
Sport Editors 

Shop Foreman 



Andrew Owens 

Herbert Downs 

Harry O'Connell 

Norma Richardson 

Bradley Leonard 

Mary Disken 

Alfred Turner 

Harry O'Connell 



EDITORIAL 



GO-HOME STUDENTS 

Following up our remarks up- 
on the eighteen organizations now 
supported by F. T. G, and 
seconding our own suggestion 
that more people share the bur- 
dens of being a leader, may we 
point out that a very large per- 
centage of both dorm students 
and commuters fail not only to 
give of themselves to their 
college, but also neglect to derive 
from the college the many bene- 
fits that participation in outside 
activities offers. 

Are you one of the many stu- 
dents who arrives at 8:20 in the 
morning, attends classes, pack? 
up at 4:00 p.m. and departs home- 
ward? Is school but a necessary 
duty to be met with, subdued 
with the least possible effort, and 
then abandoned? Is F. T. C. no 
integral part of you, is the success 
or failure of its policies no con- 
cern of yours? If, to these ques- 
tions, your answers be first af- 
firmative, then negative, you are 
the person w T ith whom we want 
to talk. 

Maybe, at an earlier stage in 
life's game, someone told you 
not to waste time worrying over 
school problems, not to tire your- 
self working for your class, not to 
get gray hairs wondering how- 
to finance the class book, because 
you received no thanks for it— 
no one cared a "hang" about you 
afterward, no one thought a bit 



E ASH TKAY 



T HE A SH T 



By Larry Colson 



The Frosh Ball went over with 
a bang and may I predict a great 
future for a great bunch of guys 
and gals who have what it takes 
as well as a corker class advisor. 
Travel of a French Fried Potato 

In your mouth a few minutes 

In your stomach a few hours 

On your hips for life. 
Latest Fad in Palmer Hall 

Coming to breakfast in paja- 
mas (Don't they get you up early 
enough now that you are in the 
"dog-house" Jim?) 
Wise Men say: 

A sensible girl is not as sen- 
sible as she looks because a sen- 
sible girl has more sense than to 
look sensible. 
Scientific Observations 

Mr. Sullivan; What is dust? 
Al Chemist: Dust is mud with 
the juice sqeezed out. 
Ain't it the truth 

College men are a lazy lot 

They always take their ease 

Even when they graduate 

They do it by degrees. 
Campus Ramblings 

The only difference between 
our Garbo and Hollywood's is 
that Hollywood's is a blond. 

Does Gil Berry know how to 



more of you for being so easily 
"taken in", and the school forgot 
all about you in less time than 
it takes to write these lines. You 
believed them, didn't you? And 
they were right— so far as they 
went. 

But they didn't go far enough. 
Just why do you go to school, 
after all? Isn't it to get what you 
can for yourself, to do all ycu 
possibly can to prepare yourself 
for the life to come? Man's ap- 
preciation, then, is nothing; the 
school's failure to remember you 
is of no consequence. What 
matters most is that, from your 
interest in how to direct, to par- 
ticipate, to share, to enjoy, you 
have obtained a wider know- 
ledge, a better understanding for 
yourself. 



play basketball???? 

In days of old when knights 

were bold 
And the barons held their sway; 
They took their orders from their 

wives, 

Just as men do today. 

* * * 

Song Similies 

You've got something there... 
Ramona 

Trust in me Air. 

Casassa 

Sympathy "Hero" 

Aykroyd 

Those foolish things 

Breadboards 

Once in a while A 

letter in your mail box 

I double dare you To 

write the Ash Tray 

Rosalie Gai"> Robert 

K. lee's sister 

Ebb Tide The 

tunnels after rain 

Bei Mir Bist Du Schocn 

If ics hash I had some Saturdav 

We want to make rhythm . . . 
Fivsh chorus boys 

tweet someone Who 

cent Cain tiie Valentine 

In the still of the night 

Fire drill Sat. morning a* 5.45 

You re a sweetheart ........ 

Bob White 

Siaiclust . A term to 

describe foggy vision ot stars 
when observed from the P A. 
steps in spring. 



FORUM SPEAKER 

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of her work in Cleveland during 
the World War, her bitter fight 
against anti-German propaganda 
in the Middle West. "But now I 
am not allowed in Germany, 
whose people I love." 

What should be of great inter- 
est to the citizens of Fitchburg 
and the students of this college is 
the fact that the Forum is now 
incorporated. Last week a five 
hundred dollar donation was re- 
ceived from the Good Will Fund. 

Next Sunday, Feb. 29, Gerardt 
Seger, ex-member of the Reich- 
stag and fugitive from Germany, 
will speak on Nazi Hitler. 



Friday, February 18, 1938 



THE STICK 



Page Thr^e 



SPORTS 

ASSUMPTION GAME 
At the Assumption College gym 
last Saturday night our basketball 
team was defeated in an over- 
time period — 27 to 25. 

This game proved a nightmare 
to our boys from F.T. C. After 
overcoming a lead which the 
Assumption Hoopsters accumla- 
ted in the early minutes of the 
game and tying the score, they 
saw their efforts for victory 
overcome by a lone basket in a 
thrilling overtime period. 

Creamer, Daniels, and Jeffrey 
were spectacular for Fitchburg. 
FITCHBURG ASSUMPTION 



Hastings 


R.F. 


R. Aubuchon 


Lanides 






Bennett 


L.F. 


Frechette 


Smith 






Berry 


C. 


Angers 
Cyr 


Jeffrey 


R.G. 


Aubuchon 


Daniels 




Bassard 


Creamer 


L.G. 


Pelletier 



Half time score Assumption 13, 
Fitchburg 10. Regulation time 
score 23 — 23. Overtime score 
Assumption 27, Fitchburg 25. 
BOWLING 



Eleanor McCarthy, Head of 
Bowling, has announced that the 
color games will take place on 
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Put- 
nam Street Alleys. 

Having practiced consistently 
during the winter season, many 
of the women bowlers are anxi- 
ous to pit their ability against a 
team of fellow bowlers. Eleanor 
Scully will undoubtedly head the 
v/omen's team, and it is rumored 
that Kal Kansaniva's scores re- 
flect many strikes and spares. 



BASKETBALL 



Four o'clock yesterday marked 
the opening of the girls' color 
games with the Orange playjng 
the White. The strong Orange 
team reflected the able coaching 
of their star forward, Lillian 
Szocik, and the Whites dsplayed 



a good defence, which had been 
organized by Coach Helen Whit- 
comb. The Black team, which 
has been well coached by Mary 
Owens, will oppose the winning 
team this afternoon at 4 o'clok. 
A second contest during next 
week will determine the cham- 
pionship. 



MOHAWK CLUB VISITS 

TOWN TALK PLANT 

Last night the Mohawk Club 
of the college was the guest of 
Mr. Lawrence Hobbs at the Town 
Talk Bakeries of Fitchburg. 

following a short business 
meeting held in the sales room, 
the members of the club were 
guided through the extensive 
plant and shown the various 
sections of the plant in actual 
operation. Later in the evening 
the Mohawks were enabled to 
see a film on the baking indus- 
try. 

Refreshments consisting of 
coffee, milk and pastries were 
served by the management. 

The visit to the bakeries was 
arranged for the Mohawk Club 
by Walter Harrod. 



; READINGS GIVEN 

BY MR S. KIDDER 

Tuesday morning the student 
body was privileged to listen to 

two excellent reelings delivered 
by Mrs. Christobel Kidder, whose 
presence was secured by Miss 
Belle Nixon, head of the Eng- 
lish Department of F. T. C. Mr. 
Bernard Roth introduced the 
guest. 

Mrs. Kidder has an excellent 
reputation in the field of drama- 
tics, and is well-known in this 
vicinity for her coaching ability. 
Her reading were a scene from 
Winston Churchill's "The Crisis", 
involving a southern belle, Vir- 
ginia Carvel and President A- 
braham Lincoln, and a two act 
play "Sweethhearts". 



What's one man's opinior.? Is 
spring here or is it me? 

A modern girl is a vision at 
night and a sight in the morning. 

Life may be just a bowl of 
cherries but even cherries have 
their pits. 



HICKORY STICK STAFF 

1 9 3 7 — 19 3 8 

Editor in Chief Andrew Owens 

Associated Editor Herbert Downs 

Business Manager Harry O'Connell 

Feature Editor Bradley Leonard 

Associated Feature Editor Edward O'Sheasy 

Sports Editors — 

(Men) Alfred Turner 

(Women) Mary Disken 

News Editor Norma Richardson 

Reporters — 

Mildred Slattery Helen Gibson 

Lester Aldrich, Walter Vorse 

Louise Dolan Paul Haire 

Lois White Constance Day 

Typist Eleanor McCarthy 

Shop Foreman Harry O'Connell 

Proof Reader Rowe Nevin 

Headings Roger H olt 

Linotype Operators I.Russo and Wesley W. Doe 



Page Four 



THE STICK 



Friday, February 18, 1938 



C 



A A I PUS 
HATTER 



The freshmen are quite happy 
over the manner in which their 
dance was received — they feel 
that they've finally arrived. 



* * * 



Josephs would appreciate a 
littjte more cooperation on the 
part of the fairer sex. (Your 

words exactly, George.) 

* * ♦ 

When they steal your shoes, 

that's bad! But when you're still 

in them and they steal them, it's 

time to wake up, Gert. 
* * * 

Owens placed his money on the 
wrong horse when he picked 
"blue and white" to show — the 
frosh collect on good old "maroon 

and white". 

* * * 

That surprisingly large number 
of students who followed the 
team to Wore, last Saturday were 
well repaid. 

* * * 

It did our hearts good to 

watch Rothera rabidly cheering 
our lads on — a few more like him 
and school spirit at Fitchburg 

would be unsurpassed. 

* * * 

What ever happened to that 
"white shoes and slacks" threat? 
We are left holding the bag. 

* * * 

MEN! START NOW— by set- 
ting aside 10 cents per day, you 
will have the amazing sum of 
$2.80 by March 18th — more than 
enough for a ticket to the Gav- 
Hawk Formal — the dance of the 
year. 

Incidently, the club members 
are charging themselves an extra 
"two-bits" this year — no increase 
to outsiders — (they must be "tet- 
ched"). 

* * * 

The so-called "smart money" 
favors the Senior P. A. team to 
humble the Junior GMs but — 

well, wait and see. 

* * * 

Bresnahan could have punched 



a few curious noses Monday night 
— (he wasn't playing solitare bo- 
hind the P.A. building either) — 

* * * 

The new gentleman from Port- 
land is making out quite well 
with his red-headed waitress. 
Mary seems to "Lovett." 

• • ■:■ 

Is Algeo low after Lowe's up- 
rising? The good ship "Magnolia" 
seems to be headed for the rocks 

of Gloucester., 

* * * 

After failing to make the grade 
on Mary's Pets, Lefty Hank Lam- 
bert tried to catch on with Ma- 
son's Mashers but was promptly 
forced out into left field by Ro- 
mano. 



COMMITTEES FOR 

GAV-HAWK FORMAL 



DANCE 

(Continued From Page 1) 



list Mary Lewis. This was follow- 
ed by the "Follies of '41" which 
consisted of Gil Berry, Jim Bren- 
nan, Chet Smith, Hubbey Edmo- 
nds, Ed. Harvey and Ray Boyce 
led by Bev. O Donnell. This part 
of the entertainment consisted of 
the choral singing of and the tap 
dancing to "Mama I Wanna Make 
Rhythm." The apparel worn by 
these "chorus girls" coupled with 
their singing, dancing and actions 
kept the spectators in a roaring 
mood. The entertainment con- 
cluded with the singing of "Water 
Boy" by our efficient and able 
freshman vocalist, Gil Whitney. 
Gil first explained the story be- 
hind the song and then gave his 
version of it. 

The class song was then sung 
by the freshman class. 

Refreshments followed this and 
the evening finished with the 
dancing to the music of the fresh- 
man class song. 



The following committees have 
been chosen for the Gav.-Hawk 
Formal to be presented March 
18th. 

Mohawks Gaveleers 

General Chairmen 

L. Murphy J. Baker 
Decorations 

*H. O'Connell *T. Pcttee 

C. Lacouture A. Braconier 

C. Minnich A. Turner 

L. Houle S. Sylvia 

J. Guilfoil s. Stanley 

H. Moore H. Lambert 

J. Loiko E. Savoy 

C. Bercume F. Rudenauer 
V. Glennon 
J. Anderson 

Bids 

T. Sweeney l,. Savignano 

Music 

W. Vorse E. Busby 

W. Harrod H. Downs 

Printing 

W. Donovan J. Mitchell 
* Chairman 



George: Where have you been? 
I've been waiting like a fool for 
an hour. 

Kitty: I'm sorry that I kept you 
waiting but you're awfully un- 
reasonable to blame me for how 
you waited. 



For the edification of P. A. 
men, there is such a thing as a 
hand drill for boring square 
holes. 



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170 North Street 



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